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Old 12-27-2011, 08:50 AM   #41
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Intake.and returns.can be piped w pvc. Make sure u put in a valve to regulate flow rates
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:55 AM   #42
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I had glass cut for my 55 gallon lid for just over $20 with polished edges so no sharp corners at my local hardware store
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #43
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Also tried plexi first but cost more and bowed underside its own weight
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #44
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Flipping it counter acts the bowing. Wrks for me lol. But I am cheap...
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:56 AM   #45
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Why is it so important for a glass top iv never heard of putting one on but you all seem to have one is it really a big deal so far i have hooked up one of the lights to the lid ( its gunna be a slow process due to funds i already spent 160 pound on it yesterday), 300 watt heater and a fluval internal pump for now while I slowly work out and build a sump I'll post a pic or two when the substrate settles and who ever fell asleep in the lounge is up lol
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:57 AM   #46
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I had glass cut for my 55 gallon lid for just over $20 with polished edges so no sharp corners at my local hardware store
I'm from the uk and our local hardware stores don't do glass or cut glass for that matter I have to find a specific business unless any other uk members around London know any good places ?
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #47
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Awesome find! Good luck with the tank.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:58 AM   #48
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I got a tank like that..all neglected and unused and FILTHY! I've had great fun with it! Good luck!

kd puffer...can I use 4 foot fluorescent lights over my 100G tank? I HATE the lights I have. They are not bright enough, and a four foot fixture from Lowes would be far less costly than new bulbs for the hood. Can I use regular fluorescent bulbs and grow plants?
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Alot of people use glass tops to keep fish in, keep kids and other pets out and reduce evaporation. All this is achieved plus allowing your light to penetrate if you use glass or acrylic. Also glass and acrylic won't rot when wet. As far as a 4 foot fixture on a 100 gallon I don't see an issue as long as you get the right bulbs. You will likely have to raise the fixture above the tank a bit to spread the light out at the ends. I'm not very knowledgable with what bulbs to use so hopefully someone with more experience can jump in there. I would think getting a four bulb fixture would be the best then you can vary the bulbs.
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Great score and it is euro braced too.
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